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BCHM 10000 - Introduction To Biochemistry
Credit Hours: 2.00. A survey of modern biochemistry using case studies that highlight general theories and unifying concepts. This course is open to all students and does not require any college science courses as background or prerequisite. Typically offered Fall.
2.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Biochemistry

Course Attributes:
Lower Division, GTC-Science, Tech & Society, UC-Science, Tech & Society

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: Students will understand the molecular principles of life based on the core disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Students will understand the scientific method. They will be able to develop hypotheses, design experiments and critically analyze results to create new knowledge. Students will appreciate the ethical issues facing professionals in the life sciences. Students will understand the contribution of our discipline to society, including improvements to medicine, agriculture, the economy and the environment.


BCHM 22100 - Analytical Biochemistry
Credit Hours: 3.00. Discussion of qualitative and quantitative analysis of biological compounds including pH measurement and control, spectrophotometry, measurement of radioactivity; theoretical basis of various separation techniques, including chromatography and electrophoresis; application of these methods to separation and analysis of biological compounds. Laboratory sessions will provide practical experience in the use of these methods. This course is designed for biochemistry majors. Typically offered Fall Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Biochemistry

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


BCHM 27500 - Honors Course - Lower Division
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 4.00. Utilized to offer a new honors course for a maximum of three years. Variable title, credit, and instructional type. Course may be repeated for credit if content and titles are different. Offered primarily to first and second-year students. Courses offered must be approved by departmental faculty and College of Agriculture Honors Committee. Restriction: Enrollment in an honors program. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Biochemistry

Course Attributes:
Honors, Lower Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times

Learning Objectives: 1. Critical thinking. 2. Communication. 3. Professional preparation. 4. Scientific principles. 5. Teamwork. 6. Cultural understanding. 7. Social science principles. 8. Civic responsibilities.


BCHM 29000 - Experimental Design Seminar
Credit Hours: 2.00. Introduction to fundamentals of scientific principles and practice in biochemistry. Students will learn how to develop hypotheses, design experiments, and critically analyze results to create new knowledge. Intended for sophomores. Typically offered Spring.
2.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Biochemistry

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: Students will have an understanding of the scientific method. They will be able to develop hypotheses, design experiments, and critically analyze results to create new knowledge. Students will have an appreciation of ethical issues facing professionals in the life sciences. Students will communicate scientific knowledge, experiments and conclusions effectively as speakers and writers.


BCHM 29800 - Introduction To Biochemistry Research
Credit Hours: 1.00 or 2.00. Supervised individual research. This course is intended to provide an introduction to independent undergraduate research. The primary goal of this experience is to learn the mechanics of laboratory science. Students will learn to work in a real laboratory situation where experiments are not preassembled for them. Students will record their data in laboratory notebooks, and gain experience in trouble-shooting and critically analyzing the results of their experiments. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
1.000 OR 2.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Biochemistry

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times

Learning Objectives: 1. Understand the scientific method. They will be able to develop hypotheses, design experiments, and critically analyze results to create new knowledge. 2. Use scientific instrumentation to evaluate the activity or function of biological macromolecules. 3. Demonstrate knowledge of analytical and preparative methods that can be applied to biochemistry. 4. Demonstrate knowledge of accepted safe laboratory practices. 5. Demonstrate laboratory experience working with a diverse group of individuals as part of a research team. 6. Demonstrate the ability to organize and document laboratory procedures and results. 7. Appreciate the ethical issues facing professionals in the life sciences.


BCHM 29801 - Head Start To Introductory Biochemistry Research
Credit Hours: 0.50 to 1.00. Supervised individual research. Weeks 9-16. This course is intended to provide a brief introduction to independent undergraduate research. Students should plan on continuing their research in the same laboratory in the following semester. The primary goal of this course is to gain experience working side-by-side with researchers in a real laboratory setting. Students will begin to learn how to best record their data in laboratory notebooks, and gain experience in trouble-shooting and critically analyzing the results of their experiments. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring.
0.500 OR 1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Biochemistry

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times

Learning Objectives: 1. Students will understand the scientific method. They will be able to develop hypotheses, design experiments, and critically analyze results to create new knowledge. 2. Students will use scientific instrumentation to evaluate the activity or function of biological macromolecules. 3. Students will demonstrate knowledge of analytical and preparative methods that can be applied to biochemistry. 4. Students will demonstrate knowledge of accepted safe laboratory practices. 5. Students will demonstrate laboratory experience working with a diverse group of individuals as part of a research team. 6. Students will demonstrate the ability to organize and document laboratory procedures and results. 7. Students will appreciate the ethical issues facing professionals in the life sciences.


BCHM 30700 - Biochemistry
Credit Hours: 3.00. Students will have an understanding of the following content areas: structure/function of amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids; protein structure, function and purification; basic enzymology; replication, transcription and translation; intermediary metabolism including glycolysis, the citric acid cycle, oxidative phosphorylation, photosynthesis. Students will also develop an appreciation for some of the contributions that have been made by biochemistry to society, including improvements to medicine, agriculture, and the economy. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Biochemistry

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Understanding of the structure/function of amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids. 2. Understanding of protein structure, function and purification. 3. Understanding of basic enzymology. 4. Understanding of replication, transcription and translation. 5. Understanding of intermediary metabolism including glycolysis, the citric acid cycle, oxidative phosphorylation, photosynthesis. 6. Appreciation for some of the contributions that have been made by biochemistry to society, including improvements to medicine, agriculture, and the economy.


BCHM 30900 - Biochemistry Laboratory
Credit Hours: 1.00. Experiments that introduce methods for analysis and separation of biological molecules and that illustrate the biochemical and metabolic concepts covered in BCHM 30700. Typically offered Fall Spring.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Biochemistry

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


BCHM 32200 - Analytical Biochemistry II
Credit Hours: 2.00. Modern biochemical techniques for the purification and characterization of biological macromolecules, with a focus on proteins and nucleic acids. This is a project-oriented course where students begin by purifying an enzyme by chromatography and then characterizing various aspects of the enzyme and its gene throughout the semester. Emphasis will be placed on quantitative analysis of properties such as enzymatic activity, molecular interactions, and gene expression as well as the principles of designing assays to measure biochemical phenomena. Use of bioinformatics tools and common computer software for data mining and to facilitate data analysis will be integrated. The course will culminate with preparation of a manuscript-style report describing the enzyme/gene characterization. Typically offered Fall Spring.
0.000 OR 2.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Biochemistry

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


BCHM 36100 - Molecules
Credit Hours: 3.00. A lecture course that relates biochemistry to organic chemistry. Chemical principles relevant to the assembly and function of macromolecules, the logic of biological free energy conversion, and enzyme catalysis are emphasized, all of which provide a foundation for the study of metabolism. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Biochemistry

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Describe the chemical structures of the building blocks of biological macromolecules, including amino acids, nucleotides, sugars and fatty acids. 2. Demonstrate knowledge of the higher order structures of proteins, nucleic acids and polysaccharides. 3. Understand the principles of enzyme catalysis and regulation. 4. Demonstrate knowledge of lipid membrane structure and function. 5. Understand how energy is harvested and utilized by biological systems. 6. Demonstrate knowledge of analytical and preparative methods that can be applied to biochemistry. 7. Understand the contributions of the discipline to society, including improvements to medicine, agriculture, the economy and the environment.


BCHM 39000 - Professional Development Seminar
Credit Hours: 1.00. The objective of this course is to help biochemistry students with professional development and career planning. Students will learn about career possibilities, interview skills, job search strategies, graduate and professional school applications, resume construction and industrial practices. Intended for juniors. Typically offered Fall.
1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Biochemistry

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: Students will understand the contributions of our discipline to society, including improvements to medicine, agriculture, the economy and the environment. Students will acquire information literacy: the ability to locate, evaluate, and utilize information in the disciplines of biochemistry and molecular biology that is required for research, data analysis, and communication.


BCHM 40000 - Biochemistry Study Abroad
Credit Hours: 0.00 to 8.00. Utilized to record credits earned through participation in Purdue study abroad programs with cooperating foreign universities. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 TO 8.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Biochemistry

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits


BCHM 46200 - Metabolism
Credit Hours: 3.00. A lecture course to provide students with a broad and thorough understanding of core metabolic pathways and how they are resulted. Anabolic and catabolic processes of metabolic pathways will be studied at the biochemical, structural, genetic and molecular levels. Students will learn to appreciate how the various metabolic pathways are integrated and how the fundamental metabolic pathways relate to medicine, agriculture and human disease. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Biochemistry

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: Students will understand the molecular principles of life based on the core disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Students will understand the contributions of our discipline to society, including improvements to medicine, agriculture, the economy and the environment.


BCHM 46300 - Macromolecular Machines
Credit Hours: 3.00. A tour of the cell from the perspective of the macromolecules. This course examines how the three-dimensional structures of biological molecules confer cellular function. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Biochemistry

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: Students will understand the molecular principles of life based on the core disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Students will communicate scientific knowledge, experiments and conclusions effectively as speakers and writers. Students will acquire information literacy: the ability to locate, evaluate and utilize information in the disciplines of biochemistry and molecular biology that is required for research, data analysis and communication.


BCHM 46500 - Biochemistry Of Life Processes
Credit Hours: 2.00. Major questions in biochemistry and contemporary approaches to these problems. Material covered in class will primarily be derived from primary literature. Students will continue to develop the skills needed to critically read, evaluate, and assimilate the primary scientific literature. Typically offered Spring.
2.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Biochemistry

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: Students will understand the molecular principles of life based on the core disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Students will understand the scientific method. They will be able to develop hypotheses, design experiments and critically analyze results to create new knowledge. Students will acquire information literacy: the ability to locate, evaluate and utilize information in the disciplines of biochemistry and molecular biology that is required for research, data analysis and communication. Students will appreciate the ethical issues facing professionals in the life sciences. Students will understand the contribution of our discipline to society, including improvements to medicine, agriculture, the economy and the environment.


BCHM 47500 - Honors Course - Upper Division
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 4.00. Utilized to offer a new honors course for a maximum of three years. Variable title, credit, and instructional type. Course may be repeated for credit if content and titles are different. Offered primarily to third- and fourth-year students. Courses offered must be approved by departmental or program faculty and College of Agriculture Honors Committee. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Biochemistry

Course Attributes:
Honors, Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits

Learning Objectives: 1. Demonstrate critical thinking by using data and reasoning to develop sound responses to complex problems. 2. Demonstrate the ability to write and speak with effectiveness while considering audience and purpose. 3. Demonstrate knowledge of a range of cultures and an understanding of human values and points of view of other than their own. 4. Demonstrate awareness of civic responsibility to community and society at large. 5. Demonstrate proficiency in their chosen discipline that incorporates knowledge, skills, technology, and professional conduct. Demonstrate use of the scientific method to identify problems, formulate and text hypotheses, conduct experiments and analyze data, and derive conclusions. 6. Demonstrate ability to apply social, economic, political, and environmental principles to living in a global community. 7. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively as part of a problem-solving team.


BCHM 49000 - Undergraduate Seminar
Credit Hours: 1.00. Discussion of individual student's research projects. Preparation of posters and public seminars based upon research results. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Spring.
1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Biochemistry

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Become skilled laboratory scientists. 2. Perform a wide variety of biochemical and molecular techniques. 3. Understand the scientific method. They will be able to develop hypotheses, design experiments, and analyze results to create new knowledge. 4. Communicate scientific knowledge, experiments and conclusions effectively as speakers and writers. 5. Appreciate the ethical issues facing professionals in the life sciences. 6. Understand the contributions of the discipline to society, including improvements to medicine, agriculture, the economy, and the environment.


BCHM 49500 - Special Assignments
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 3.00. Special work in biochemistry not included in other courses. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Biochemistry

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits


BCHM 49800 - Research In Biochemistry
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 4.00. Supervised individual research. This course is intended to provide the opportunity for in-depth, independent undergraduate research. The students enrolled in this course will learn how to devise hypotheses, design experiments that test their hypotheses, record their data in laboratory notebooks, critically analyze the results of their analyses, and present their findings to others in written form. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Biochemistry

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times

Learning Objectives: 1. Students will understand the scientific method. They will be able to develop hypotheses, design experiments, and critically analyze results to create new knowledge. 2. Students will communicate scientific knowledge, experiments and conclusions effectively as speakers and writers. 3. Students will use scientific instrumentation to evaluate the activity or function of biological macromolecules. 4. Students will demonstrate knowledge of analytical and preparative methods that can be applied to biochemistry. 5. Students will demonstrate knowledge of accepted safe laboratory practices. 6. Students will demonstrate laboratory experience working with a diverse group of individuals as part of a research team. 7. Students will demonstrate the ability to organize and document laboratory procedures and results. 8. Students will describe research projects in an oral presentation that can be readily understood by a general scientific audience. 9. Students will appreciate the ethical issues facing professionals in the life sciences.


BCHM 49801 - Head Start To Biochemistry Research
Credit Hours: 0.50 to 2.00. Supervised individual research. Weeks 9-16. This course is intended to provide a brief research experience in preparation for in-depth, independent undergraduate research the following semester. The students enrolled in this course will begin to learn how to devise hypotheses, design experiments that test their hypotheses, record their data in laboratory notebooks, critically analyze the results of their analyses, and present their findings to others in written form. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring.
0.500 TO 2.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Biochemistry

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times

Learning Objectives: 1. Students will understand the scientific method. They will be able to develop hypotheses, design experiments, and critically analyze results to create new knowledge. 2. Students will communicate scientific knowledge, experiments and conclusions effectively as speakers and writers. 3. Students will use scientific instrumentation to evaluate the activity or function of biological macromolecules. 4. Students will demonstrate knowledge of analytical and preparative methods that can be applied to biochemistry. 5. Students will demonstrate knowledge of accepted safe laboratory practices. 6. Students will demonstrate laboratory experience working with a diverse group of individuals as part of a research team. 7. Students will demonstrate the ability to organize and document laboratory procedures and results. 8. Students will describe research projects in an oral presentation that can be readily understood by a general scientific audience. 9. Students will appreciate the ethical issues facing professionals in the life sciences.


BCHM 49900 - Honors Thesis In Biochemistry
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course is intended to provide the opportunity for in-depth, independent undergraduate research. The students enrolled in this course will learn how to devise hypotheses, design experiments that test their hypotheses, record their data in laboratory notebooks, critically analyze the results of their analyses, and present their findings to others in the form of a written thesis. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, Laboratory

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Biochemistry

Course Attributes:
Honors, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated up to 1 times


BCHM 56100 - General Biochemistry I
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course provides upper-division undergraduate and graduate students with basic understanding of biochemical and structural properties of amino acids, nucleic acids, lipids, and carbohydrates. This course allows students to connect the relationship between structure and function of biomolecules. In addition, students learn to understand enzyme properties, enzyme mechanism of action, and enzyme regulation. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Biochemistry

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      North Central
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Students will understand the molecular principles of life based on the core disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. 2. Students will understand the scientific method. They will be able to develop hypotheses, design experiments, and critically analyze results to create new knowledge. 3. Students will be skilled laboratory scientists. They will perform a wide variety of biochemical and molecular techniques. 4. Students will understand the contributions of our discipline to society, including improvements to medicine, agriculture, the economy and the environment.


BCHM 56200 - General Biochemistry II
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course provides upper-division undergraduate and graduate students with an understanding of core metabolic pathways. Anabolic and catabolic processes of metabolic pathways are studied. Biochemical and structural knowledge is used to determine how enzymes and coenzymes are needed to regulate and control metabolic pathways. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Biochemistry

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      North Central
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Students will understand the molecular principles of life based on the core disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. 2. Students will understand the contributions of our discipline to society, including improvements to medicine, agriculture, the economy and the environment.


BCHM 59500 - Current Topics In Biochemistry
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 4.00. Critical examination of developments in specialized fields of biochemistry not taught in other courses. Some topics include lecture, lab, directed reading or independent study. Permission of Instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Study

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Biochemistry

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits

Learning Objectives: 1. Gain knowledge of a current topic in Biochemistry. 2. Learn critical thinking through analysis of the primary literature (such as journal articles). 3. Become aware of ethical issues that touch upon the current topic.


BCHM 60100 - Critical Analysis Of Biochemical Research Literature I
Credit Hours: 2.00. The objective of this course is to assist students in acquiring the skills needed to read critically, evaluate, and assimilate the primary scientific literature. This objective will be accomplished by instructor-guided discussions of the hypotheses, experimental data, conclusions, and scientific merit of assigned manuscript(s) taken from the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology. Topics for discussion initially will focus on the structure, organization, review process, and ethical issues related to scientific manuscripts. As the semester progresses, discussions will focus on the hypotheses being tested, quality of the data, and validity of the conclusions. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall.
2.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Biochemistry


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

BCHM 60200 - Critical Analysis Of Biochemical Research Literature II
Credit Hours: 2.00. Builds on the skills developed in BCHM 601. Students will continue to enhance their analytical skills, and class discussions will be conducted at a more sophisticated level and will go into greater depth. Class discussions will focus more on the analysis and evaluation of current methodologies and hypotheses in the biochemical and molecular biological literature. Students will be evaluated primarily on their preparation and participation in each class discussion. Prerequisite: BCHM 60100. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Spring.
2.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Biochemistry


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

BCHM 60501 - Macromolecules
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course will provide students with an understanding of the basic principles that underlie the secondary and tertiary structure of proteins and nucleic acids which contribute to their function. It will inform students of current efforts to engineer macromolecules with novel functions. Students will become familiar with methods used to determine the three-dimensional structures of macromolecules, and they will learn to critically evaluate the accuracy of structural models. Special topics in the current literature, including membrane proteins, drug design and ribozymes, will be covered. The class will typically include students from a variety of departments, graduate programs, and scientific backgrounds. The course will be taught primarily from various textbook and from the primary literature. A biochemistry course designated for majors is a prerequisite of the course. Lack of the prerequisite will require approval of the instructor. Permission of Department required. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Biochemistry


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Acquire knowledge about the chemical structures and properties of the building blocks of biological macromolecules, including amino acids and nucleic acids. 2. Develop the skills required to visualize and analyze the higher order structures of proteins and nucleic acids. 3. Acquire information literacy by learning to use online resources to explore evolutionary relationships among macromolecules, and to prepare three dimensional models of proteins and nucleic acids.

BCHM 61000 - Regulation Of Eukaryotic Gene Expression
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course will provide students with a basic understanding of gene expression mechanisms with a s specific focus on newly emerging topics. This course will be taught from current primary literature, using a textbook as a background resource. Topics will include transcription, messenger RNA decay, microRNAs and connections between gene expression steps. Students will learn how to read and interpret scientific literature through class presentations, discussions and take home assignments. Additionally, students will gain experience in developing and testing hypotheses within the class topic areas and writing a research proposal. Prerequisites: BCHM 56100 and 56200, or BCHM 60501. Lack of these prerequisites will require approval by the instructor. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Biochemistry


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Basic knowledge of the molecular mechanisms in gene expression and regulation. 2. Appreciation for post-transcriptional gene regulatory events. 3. Enhancement of oral and written communication skills. 4. Mastery of reading and interpreting scientific literature in gene expression fields. 5. Development of critical thinking and creativity in scientific research.

BCHM 61100 - Chromatin Biology And Chromosome Dynamics
Credit Hours: 2.00. An exploration of current models and recent discoveries in chromatin biology and the relationship between chromatin and gene expression, as well as other aspects of chromosome structure and function. Prerequisites: BCHM 56100 and BCHM 56200 or BCHM 60501. Typically offered Fall.
2.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Biochemistry


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Basic knowledge of the molecular mechanisms in gene expression and regulation. 2. Basic knowledge of the molecular mechanisms of chromatin modification and epigenetic processes. 3. Appreciation for post-transcriptional gene regulatory events. 4. Enhancement of oral and written communication skills. 5. Mastery of reading and interpreting scientific literature in gene expression fields. 6. Development of critical thinking and creativity in scientific research.

BCHM 62000 - Protein Mass Spectrometry And Proteomics
Credit Hours: 2.00. The goals of this course are to introduce students to 1) basic principles of mass spectrometry, 2) the most common instruments used for protein mass spectrometry including the advantages and disadvantages of each, 3) the most common applications of protein mass spectrometry in biological research, 4) current approaches to quantitative protein mass spectrometry and their use in proteomic studies 5) the skills necessary to analyze mass spec data from a variety of experiment types including the ability to use and understand common database search programs, and 6) contemporary issues associated with large-scale proteomics experiments (including technical challenges and limitations) culminating in the ability to design appropriate experiments to answer a specific proteomic question. Prerequisite: Students need to have taken an undergraduate level biochemistry course and be familiar with basic aspects of protein structure that are taught in such courses. In the absence of an undergraduate biochemistry course, students should discuss their qualifications with the instructor before registering. Typically offered Spring.
2.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Biochemistry


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Learn basic theoretical principles of mass spectrometry, with a focus on protein analysis. 2. Be knowledgeable in practical skills associated with mass spectral analysis of biological molecules, including interpretation, with a heavy emphasis on proteins. 3. Understand the basics of experimental design for the mass spectral analysis of proteins and other biological molecules. 4. Acquire an appreciation for current instrumentation and methods commonly used in protein mass spectrometry and the advantages and disadvantages of each. 5. Be able to read and critically evaluate primary literature pertaining to proteomic studies.

BCHM 63000 - Analytical Biochemistry
Credit Hours: 2.00. Theoretical and practical aspects of techniques used in the qualitative and quantitative analysis of biological materials. Techniques to be discussed include gas chromatography, combination gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, high speed liquid chromatography, affinity chromatography, electrophoresis, centrifugation, radiochemical procedures, absorption spectroscopy, and fluorescence spectroscopy. Emphasis will be placed on the application of these techniques to the solution of current biochemical problems. Offered in alternate years. Prerequisite: BCHM 56200. Typically offered Fall.
2.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Biochemistry


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

BCHM 64000 - Metabolic Plant Physiology
Credit Hours: 3.00. (AGRY 64000, BIOL 64000, BTNY 64000, HORT 64000) Topics include photosynthesis, respiration, carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, and nitrogen, sulfur, and secondary metabolism. This course is the third in a series of core courses in the Purdue Plant Biology Program graduate curriculum. Prerequisite: BCHM 56100, 56200; BTNY 55300 or HORT 55300, Prerequisite: BIOL 55100 or HORT 55100. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Biochemistry


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Knowledge in basic principles of plant metabolism. 2. Skill in presenting complex ideas. 3. Critical and creative thinking skills in evaluating the primary literature.

BCHM 69000 - Seminar In Biochemistry
Credit Hours: 1.00. Seminary In Biochemistry. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 OR 1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Practice Study Observation

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Biochemistry


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times

BCHM 69500 - Special Topics In Biochemistry
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 4.00. Critical examination of developments in specialized fields of biochemistry. Open to candidates for the Ph.D. degree in biochemistry; others by special permission of the professor in charge. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Study, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Biochemistry

Course Attributes:
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May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


BCHM 69800 - Research MS Thesis
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 18.00. Research MS Thesis. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
1.000 TO 18.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Research

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Biochemistry


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times

BCHM 69900 - Research PhD Thesis
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 18.00. Research PhD Thesis. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
1.000 TO 18.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Research

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Biochemistry


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


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